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Fleeing suspects nabbed after crashing getaway car into house

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Durban – Two men were nabbed following a high speed chase in the Highway area that ended with the suspects’ getaway vehicle crashing into a house.

On Tuesday afternoon, reports of a housebreaking were circulating via community watch social media groups in the Waterfall area.

According to Blue Security’s Stephen Wimborne, a tactical officer was patrolling the area when he spotted the vehicle, as per the description given on the groups.

“Our community officer joined the pursuit and the suspicious vehicle continued to drive at a regular speed, until a few minutes later, the suspects realised that the officer was following behind them,” Wimborne said.

He said the suspects accelerated and made their way out of the suburb driving for about 10 minutes, in the direction of Emolweni with both tactical community officers and the neighbourhood watch member in pursuit.

“The driver of the getaway vehicle lost control of the car and it crashed down an embankment. All of the suspects jumped out of the vehicle and ran in different directions. Two suspects ran in one direction and the other three suspects ran into nearby bushes in a bid to evade arrest. Our tactical community officer and the neighbourhood watch member gave chase and managed to arrest two of the suspects, one of whom was found hiding in a nearby house in a bid to evade arrest. The suspects were handed over to members of the Hillcrest SAPS at the scene,” Wimborne said.

One of the suspects had sustained a serious head injury during the crash and had to be treated by paramedics.

“ER24 paramedics transported the suspect to hospital under police guard. The Hillcrest SAPS has cordoned off the scene and are investigating the case,” he said.

Wimborne commended the tactical community officer, neighbourhood watch group and the police for their swift team work that led to the arrests. Three suspects remain at large.

Source: The Mercury

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Skeem Saam’s Koko Mantsha death dismissed as fake news

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Koko Mantsha, the popular Skeem Saam character acto, real name, Lydia Mokgokoloshi is not dead.

Social media is awash with news of her death which seems to have been fuelled by fake news sites aiming to profit from unsuspecting lovers of the 80 year-old veteran actress.

Lydia Mokgokoloshi, has appeared in many television shows including Muvhango and Bophelo ke semphego.

Mokgokoloshi was born on 27 September 1939, in Polokwane, Polokwane Local Municipality, Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo.

She is most famous for acting as Koko Mantsha the grandmother of Katlego Pietersen (Patrick Seleka) in the soap, Skeem Saam.

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Watch: Thulani Dlomo an alleged ‘Zuma spy’, hands himself in

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Thulani Dlomo, the axed former SSA top spy and former SA ambassador to Japan has handed himself over to police on Friday.

Dlomo’s lawyer Philani Shangase said that he handed himself over at his own will at the Durban Central Police station on Friday.

He said Dlomo was not arrested but wanted to clear his name following media reports.

Dlomo was being interviewed by police officers at 17h00 on Friday.

“He has denied all wrong doing,” Shangase said.

Dlomo was suspected to be one of the instigators of the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

This is a developing story.

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Residents warned against consuming dead fish washing up at Umhlanga and Umdloti beaches – video

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The eThekwini Municipality has sent out a warning to residents against collecting and consuming dead fish and crayfish that have washed up on the beaches of Umhlanga and Umdloti, north of Durban.

The public has been asked to refrain from fishing, surfing and swimming on the beaches after a video of the dead fish on the beaches emerged on social media.

The municipality said it was investigating what caused the marine life to die.

“It is considered serious and can affect one’s health if collected and consumed.”

According to reports, run-off water and chemicals reached the ocean through storm water drains after firefighters battled a blaze at a chemical plant at Cornubia started by looters on Tuesday.

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“The public is advised to refrain from all recreational activities, including fishing or surfing, bait collection and picking up of dead species in this area,” said the municipality.

“Collecting or harvesting of any marine living resource in the area is temporarily prohibited until the cause is determined and the threat has abated.

“Authorities are investigating the source of the pollution and cleanup companies are trying to contain the spill.”

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